sdeighton on September 30, 2018

I think that social bookmarking is a tool that could be valuable to me as a teacher.  This is the first I’ve heard of social bookmarking.  I bookmark many sites for my purposes and every once in a while by chance I happen across an excellent website that helps me in the classroom.  If I […]

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sdeighton on September 28, 2018

I’m using Paul’s criteria to analyze . Is the website name embedded in the URL with a recognizable domain? The name of site is in the URL and it’s a .org domain  Are the content and intentions of the website made clear on the home page? The content and intentions are very clear as […]

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sdeighton on September 28, 2018

The Criteria I would use to evaluate a resource found on the internet for my students: Is the site appropriate in content for the age group? Are the language and visuals appropriate for a junior high age student. Is the content from a reputable source and is the content verifiable. Is the educational content of […]

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sdeighton on September 25, 2018

The Creative Commons site I found that could be useful to my teaching is  called CriticalPast.  I was searching of some footage of the insecticite DDT being sprayed on people and fields and I happened across this website.   On the website it talks about the license agreement and it says, “Use CriticalPast to find, order, and receive […]

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sdeighton on September 23, 2018

In the grade 8 math class I have taught many years, I have an budget assignment that I gave every year.   In the assignment each student has to find a job, calculate  gross and net income, complete a pay stub and create a budget (focusing on using fractional percents) for one month of living.  They […]

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sdeighton on September 21, 2018

I typically need a lot of help when it comes to my use of technology in the classroom.  I tend to get help from staff members, students and youtube.  The teacher who instructs the Tech class is the most important person on staff to get to know.  My biggest challenge every year is setting up […]

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sdeighton on September 20, 2018

Here is the state of techonolgy that I experience at my school.   In my classroom there is a rather constant use of networked devices by me and my students.  I have a laptop attached to a projector that I use quite extensively.  On this I use powerpoints, show youtube videos or use other sites that […]

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sdeighton on September 16, 2018

Reading the article by Bates on the history of educational technology made me reflect on my own teaching history with regards to technology.  The changes in my educational practice over that past 25 years has been quite dramatic.  In the past to gather information on topics, students all had textbooks and used library books.  My […]

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sdeighton on September 13, 2018

My name is Steve Deighton.  I am a grade 8 and 9 science teacher in Calgary.  I’ve been teaching for 24 years mostly in Calgary and am currently at Mountain Park School.  Just over a year ago I decided I needed to be more proficient with technology in the classroom so I ended up taking […]

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